Episode 49: Coloring Broadway

Andrea Koehler

Andrea Koehler, Chief Coloring Officer, Coloring Broadway

I interview Andrea about her business, Coloring Broadway.

Listen to the episode here: https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/49-coloring-broadway/

You can buy designs from Coloring Broadway on Etsy or Amazon.

About half way through the interview, I mention Squigs. If you don’t know who Squigs is, you can listen to his Elsie Cast interview, or check out his website.

We also talked about the name “Elsie Fest,” which comes from the song Cabaret. Here’s Darren Criss singing Cabaret at Elsie Fest 2015.

And Elsie Fest 2016

And Elsie Fest 2017

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Episode 48: #SaveRise

An episode in which two embittered people are sad that Rise is over. And also that we can’t go see #LMDCtour.

Here’s the episode: https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/48-saverise/

And here’s where to sign the petition to save Rise: https://www.change.org/p/netflix-save-rise

And here’s where to buy Elsie Cast stuff: https://www.teepublic.com/user/elsiecast

Episode 47: Nicholas Barasch

My thoughts on the Tony Awards will be coming up in a blog post soon. This one is about my interview with the amazing Nicholas Barasch.

Rachel and Nicholas Barasch at Broadwaycon

Original caption on this was “future podcast guest Nicholas Barasch.” UPDATED!!!!

You can listen to the episode here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fv663-929921

Nick mentioned his work on The Backyardigans and I wanted to hear it so I found this video on YouTube and it’s the cutest thing ever. Nick played Austin.

If you want to know why Nick and I are gushing about my cousin Larry, you can hear his Elsie Cast interview. (Also, based on last night’s reaction on Twitter, I will from now on be referring to Tony Award Winner Larry Hochman by my mother’s nickname for him: Cousin Larry the Big Deal.)

We casually talked about our mutual friend Jen. We meant this Jen.

Nick was in the 2012 Roundabout Theater revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

We got in a rather long chat about GS (which I edited–you’re welcome). “GS” is Columbia-speak for Columbia School of General Studies. I work at Columbia and the current Dean of General Studies is my former Department Chair, which is why I’m throwing around internal abbreviations like that. I apologize. But GS is an amazing program for all sorts of non-traditional students like Nick or my friend David.

In short, if you get a chance to see Nick in anything, take it! He’s amazing. Below is the performance that first sold me, orchestrated by Cousin Larry the Big Deal:


Next time on the podcast:

June 18: #SaveRise

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